Rhodesian Ridgeback dog Transport Service

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Your dog is so much more than four legs and a tail — they’re members of your family and best friends for life. We’re proud to be the nation’s top-rated and leading service for dog transportation.

Our unique process matches you with a fleet of pre-screened drivers with prior experience at transporting dogs, with strong emphasis on your pet's comfort and safety.

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What determines the cost of Rhodesian Ridgeback shipping

Here's what you need to know about safely transporting your Rhodesian Ridgeback.

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Mode of transportation

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Ground and air travel have different associated costs. Flying is typically the fastest option, but also the most expensive and taxing on your pet.

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Travel distance

The further you need to transport your pet, the more it'll cost. If you're using ground transportation, you'll have to factor in fuel costs, lodging, meals on the road and wear-and-tear on your vehicle. These costs are applicable whether you drive the pet yourself or you hire a transporter through CitizenShipper. Airlines charge more for longer plane rides as well. This is due to the cost of fuel and the need compensate pilots and flight attendants.

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Pet size

Smaller pets are easier – and less expensive – to transport. If you’re flying your Rhodesian Ridgeback, they’ll need to travel in the cargo hold if they’re over 20 pounds. You’ll also need to buy a USDA-approved crate, which can cost around $200. With ground transport, it’s easier for drivers to accommodate small pets.

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Health clearance and travel equipment

The first step to transporting your Rhodesian Ridgeback is ensuring they’re healthy enough to travel. Most species require a vet-issued health certificate to cross state lines. This will cost $50 to $300. You’ll likely need to purchase some equipment too – such as a crate and travel supplies.

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Rhodesian Ridgeback: The Dignified Companions

Origins and Temperament

Hailing from the southern reaches of Africa, Rhodesian Ridgebacks have a storied past as vigilant hunters and loyal home guardians. This breed's poised composure and discerning nature make it a steadfast family member, capable of both independent thought and deep affection. Their historical roots as hunters require an attentive approach to travel, considering their alertness and sensitivity to their environment.

Size and Physical Needs

As a large dog breed, Rhodesian Ridgebacks typically weigh between 70 to 85 pounds, with a height ranging from 24 to 27 inches. Their robust physique insists on ample room to stretch and move during transport. Renowned for their athleticism, Ridgebacks demand regular exercise to remain content and avoid restlessness, making strategic activity stops a must on any itinerary.

Common Health Considerations

Rhodesian Ridgebacks can be susceptible to genetic conditions such as hip dysplasia and dermoid sinus. Ensure you have the latest health documentation, including vaccination records and preventative treatments for parasites, in preparation for travel. These records not only affirm health status but may also be a requirement for certain transit or destination points.

How to prepare your Rhodesian Ridgeback for transport

At CitizenShipper, we pride ourselves on making pet transportation a breeze. However, there are things you can do ahead of time to make your best friend’s trip safer and more comfortable.

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Talk to your veterinarian

Your pet’s safety is number one – that’s why checking in with your vet before finalizing any travel plans is essential.

Can’t make it to the vet’s office in time? Conveniently video chat with a qualified veterinarian at FirstVet – one of our amazing partners.

Here are the questions you’ll want to ask your vet:

  • Is my pet healthy enough for transport?
  • Is my pet up to date on their vaccines?
  • Is my pet’s microchip still in place and scannable?

Health and Vaccination Records

Assemble a file containing full vaccination details, recent health check-ups, and a health certificate if required. Keep this dossier within close reach throughout your Rhodesian Ridgeback's travel to quickly address any inquiries or emergencies.

Identification and Tracking

A secure collar with ID tags, combined with a microchip, provides a robust safety net for your Rhodesian Ridgeback whilst in transit. Consider a GPS tracker as an additional safeguard for real-time location monitoring.

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Comfort Items and Familiar Scents

To ease the unfamiliarity of travel, pack your Rhodesian Ridgeback's beloved toys, a well-worn blanket, or bedding. These items carry the reassuring scents of home, fostering tranquility in transit.

Essential pet transport travel supplies include:

  • Food, bowls and fresh water
  • Collars and leashes
  • Waste bags
  • Medication
  • First-aid supplies
  • Any travel documents
  • A secure, USDA-approved travel crate

Traveling to a new place is exciting but stressful for your pet. Pack their favorite toys, a bed or a comfy blanket to help them enjoy their journey. Familiar items remind them of home and will soothe their anxiety.

Tailored Travel Tips for Rhodesian Ridgeback

Managing Anxiety and Stress

Mitigate travel-induced stress through the presence of familiar toys or the gentle pressure of an anxiety vest. Additionally, regular reassurance and calming strokes can imbue a sense of safety to your Ridgeback.

Exercise and Bathroom Breaks

Incorporating frequent stops into your travel agenda affords your Ridgeback opportunities to expend energy and attend to bathroom needs. Aim for breaks every 3-4 hours to maintain a stable routine analogous to their usual schedule.

Temperature Control and Hydration

Maintain an environment within the vehicle that reflects the moderate temperatures Rhodesian Ridgebacks favor. Regular access to clean water ensures hydration, a critical aspect of your dog's well-being on the road.

Post Transportation Care for your Rhodesian Ridgeback

Adjustment to New Surroundings

Once at the destination, provide your Rhodesian Ridgeback with time to explore and become familiar with the new environment at their own pace. Introduce familiar items from home to help create a sense of continuity and security.

Monitoring Health Post-Travel

Post-travel, keep an observant eye on your pet for any signs of distress or health issues and be ready to consult a veterinarian if necessary. Watch for changes in appetite, behavior, or energy, which could indicate stress or health concerns.

Continuing Care and Routine

Reestablishing a regular routine for feeding, exercise, and rest can contribute significantly to a Rhodesian Ridgeback's sense of stability. Assuring consistent care, including affection and attention, will help your pet thrive in their new setting.

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